FLL Faculty Fall 2016
Sylvie Henning

Sylvie Debevec Henning

Professor Emerita
French and Francophone Studies
252-328-6233 (fax)

Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
East Carolina University Mailstop #556
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

MA in International Studies
2002-2005 Russian Studies Grant
2006-2009 Asian Studies Grant
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B.A. French, Case Western Reserve University Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude
M.A. French, Case Western Reserve University
Ph.D. French, Case Western Reserve University


Director of International Programs and MAIS, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, 2004-2013
Chair, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, 1997-2004


Twentieth Century French Literature
Literature and Philosophy
Foreign Language Pedagogy and Assessment



scholarly articles:

  • "La Lutte entre carnaval et carême: Tripes d'or de Fernand Crommelynck et Magie Rouge de Michel de Ghelderode," La Revue des langues vivantes, XLIII, 1977, pp. 172-83.
  • "The Theater of Jean Tardieu: Experiments in the Grotesque," in Savage Comedy: Structures of Humor, ed. Kenneth White. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1978, pp. 45-57.
  • "Film: A Dialogue Between Beckett and Berkeley," Journal of Beckett Studies, 7 (Spring, 1982), pp. 89-100. Reprinted as "Film: Ein Dialog zwischen Beckett und Berkeley" in Samuel Beckett, Hartmut Engelhardt, ed. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1984, pp 197-210.
  • "La Forme In-formante: A Reconsideration of the Grotesque," Mosaic, XIV, 4 (Fall, 1981), pp. 107-21.
  • "Le Meuble: Tardieu's Grotesque Con-trap-tion," Stanford French Review, VI, 1 (Spring, 1982), pp. 49-64.
  • "In lustris scaena / Scaena inlustris," Bulletin of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 16, 1 (Spring, 1983), pp. 18-33.
  • "Writing the Body: Qui tient le / la greffe?" Mythology, Plattsburgh Studies in the Humanities. Eds. Jurgen Kleist and Bruce Butterfield, New York: Peter Lang, 1992, pp. 147-156.
  • "On the Play of Nature," in Waiting for Godot and Endgame, ed. Steven Connor. New Casebooks Series. London: MacMillan Press, 1992, pp. 100-118. (An edited extract from the Endgame chapter of Beckett's Critical Complicity).


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